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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2007, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
Two dead in light aircraft crash
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A teenage boy and a pilot were killed when a light aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from an airfield.

Emergency services were called to the crash site near Clutton in Somerset shortly after 1600 BST on Sunday.

The pilot of the Cessna 150 aircraft and 13-year-old Jamie Clapp, from Mangotsfield in South Gloucestershire, were killed in the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Board (AAIB) is currently investigating the accident.

Richard Badley, headteacher at Mangotsfield School, said: "The school has been informed that a student was killed in a tragic accident on Sunday afternoon.

"The pupil was a popular, well-liked member of Year 9 and will be sorely missed by both students and staff.

"The school is doing all it can to support family and friends over the coming weeks."
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The pilot was from Downend, Bristol

A spokeswoman for Avon Fire Service added: "We got the call at about 4pm (1600 BST) yesterday to Kings Lane, in Clutton.

"Fire services attending found an aircraft was on fire. There were two fatalities.

The aircraft has been moved from the crash site for examination.

Ben Wills, from the AAIB, said: "I can confirm the incident took place and we are in the early stages of an investigation."


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